The World Of Leslie Vernon Is Finally Returning – All We Have To Do Is WAIT FOR IT

BEHIND THE MASK – THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, you would be hard-pressed to find a horror fan who doesn’t hold the 2006 film in much-deserved reverence. The film truly did blaze its own path and the fact that here we are, 17 years later and we still have not seen another chapter in the history of the unstoppable Mr. Vernon is almost beyond belief. There has long been rumor of a prequel – BEFORE THE MASK – but, for some reason, it has never gained traction.

So, you can imagine my surprise, and excitement, when I caught wind of a new short film recently spotted out on the film festival circuit. Titled WAIT FOR IT – it comes to us from the creative forces that brought us BEHIND THE MASK. David J. Stieve and Scott Glosserman conjured up the project and it’s set in the world of Leslie Vernon!

The storyline is vague, yet intriguing as it is seen from the perspective of survivor girl Darcy, who is living in the aftermath of her own encounter with a psycho-slasher killer. We follow Darcy as she travels home from a night out with friends, always remaining wary of the inevitable return of her tormentor.

The man who brought Leslie to life, the great Nathan Baesel is part of the cast – as well as Lily Anne Harrison who plays Darcy and Ashley London.

The film will be hitting the festival circuit this fall – so keep your eyes on the fall conventions and make sure to check this one out – especially if you’ve been jonesing for something with that Leslie Vernon flare. No trailer or anything but – I do have some key art – take it in!

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.